When this arrived on my counter, firstly I had no idea who Elie Saab was but the fragrance just blew me away! This is a truly stunning perfume, and a perfume that actually last a long time. Since it's launch a few weeks back, every customer I have spritz and introduced this to have said good things about it.
So who is Elie Saab?
Born in Lebanon, Elie Saab started out designing dresses at a very young age. At just 9 years of age he was drawing sketches and cutting patterns for his sisters. By 18 he had established his own Haute Couture fashion house, an incredible achievement as it is very unusual to have begin your career in design as an Haute Couturier.
Inititally he designed for the women in Beirut and throughout the middle East, continually gaining recognition until he was actually designing for princesses and queens!
In 1997, Elie Saab joined the Camera Nazionale della Moda, an Italian fashion showcase for elite designers.
In 2000 he was invited by the French Federation for Couture to show his collection in Paris. This was a great honour and well deserved as Haute Couture is only shown in Paris.
Other celebrities include Rihanna, Cheryl Cole, Emily Blunt, Dita Von Tesse and Elisabeth Hurley.
Each creation is designed to be more than a dress, an exceptional experience, showing beauty, elegance, sophistication and glamour. His design philosophy is the Triangle of Dreams - based on the three things that every women wants to be and can relate to.
Elie Saab - Le Parfum
As with his dresses, Elie Saab wanted to create a fragrance that was exceptional, rigorous and fabulous, BUT was accessible to everyone!
A radiant impression sets off the perfume with orange blossom, leading into a sumptuous heart of jasmine absolute giving the perfume voluptuousness and elegance. Patchouli brings depth whilst cedar accord gives character and a lingering trail.
To soften the composition and giving it a beautifully addictive note is honey rose.
Fragrance family is Floral, Solar, Woody.
The bottle embodies the designer's universe. His vision from day one focuses on a pure form, simple, timeless, without artifice. A weighty piece of glass, which plays on light and transparency. A bottle that women will enjoy holding in their hands, a sensual relationship between the hand and the object.
The box use emblematic colours of his couture house, a Harmony of beige and white, highlighted by touches of brown and gold.
Available in 3 sizes:
Plus body products, Shower creams, Body lotions and Deodorant Spray.